knockabout

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adjective knock·about \ˈnäk-ə-ˌbau̇t\

Definition of knockabout

  1. 1 :  suitable for rough use <knockabout clothing>

  2. 2a :  being noisy and rough :  boisterous <knockabout games>b :  characterized by boisterous antics and often extravagant burlesque <knockabout comedy>

  3. 3 of a sailing vessel :  having a simplified rig marked by absence of bowsprit and topmast <a knockabout sloop>

knockabout

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Examples of knockabout in a sentence

  1. He lived a knockabout life in the city.

  2. <a knockabout game of football in the mud>

1880

First Known Use of knockabout

1880


KNOCKABOUT Defined for English Language Learners

knockabout

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adjective knock·about \ˈnäk-ə-ˌbau̇t\

Definition of knockabout for English Language Learners

  • : noisy or rough often in a silly or amusing way



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